10 Healthy Breakfast Recipes For Women Who Are Always Running Late

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Skipping breakfast is the cardinal sin of healthy eating—there’s overwhelming evidence that eating a well-balanced breakfast (read: not donuts) boosts your metabolism, helps you make better food choices throughout the day and improves your focus. But if you’re a perpetually late person (guilty), breakfast may take a backseat to all the other stuff you have to do each morning. That’s where these healthy breakfast recipes come in: They’re delicious and easy to make, and many of them can be prepped the night before—so you can just grab and go.

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Quick And Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Kim's Cravings

Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash Bowl

This recipe is so easy to make—and while it may seem like it takes a tad bit longer than the other recipes on this list, the amount of work is minimal.

Recipe author: Kim's Cravings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients: 3 slices uncured turkey bacon or regular bacon 1 small diced onion 1 sweet potato cut into ½-inch cubes 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups Brussels sprouts, stems removed and quartered 1 apple, diced Eggs, egg whites or a combination of the two (optional) Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Aimee Mars

Turkey And Egg Breakfast Casserole

Make this healthy, spinach- and protein-packed casserole on Sunday and enjoy it throughout the week.

Recipe author: Aimee Mars

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 pound ground turkey ½ teaspoon chili powder 12 large eggs 1 small sweet potato, peeled and sliced thin 1 cup baby spinach Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Running With Spoons

Blueberry Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins

These muffins are made with Greek yogurt instead of oil and contain heart-healthy oats.

Recipe author: Running with Spoons

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Yields: 12 muffins

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt 1 large egg 1 cup plain Greek yogurt ¼ cup honey 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Little Broken

Steel-Cut Overnight Oats

Even a sloth could prep this in under five minutes. Seriously, it's that easy. Just remember to do it the night before, so the next morning all you have to do is add your toppings and go. Bonus: Steel-cut oats are lower on the glycemic index and go through less processing than regular oats.

Recipe author: Little Broken

Prep time: 5 minutes

Yields: 1 serving

Ingredients: ¼ cup steel cut oats ¾ cup milk (we like unsweetened almond milk) Topping suggestions: Berries, nuts, seeds

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Fit Foodie Finds

Asparagus And Mushroom Egg Cups

Have you ever tried to eat scrambled eggs and drive on the 405 simultaneously? Spoiler alert: It's really messy. This egg muffin recipe ensures you get your protein-packed eggs in a form that's easy to eat whilst commuting.

Recipe author: Fit Foodie Finds

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Yields: 6 egg cups

Ingredients: 6 large eggs 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ tablespoon garlic, minced ½ cup asparagus, chopped ½ cup shiitake mushrooms, chopped 2 tablespoons milk, any kind 3 tablespoons grated cheese (optional)

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Jennifer Meyering

Mocha Protein Shake

This healthy breakfast recipe was basically designed for those days when you need both breakfast and coffee ASAP but only have enough time (and hands) for one item. Translation: It's a tasty way to get your protein and coffee simultaneously.

Recipe author: Jennifer Meyering

Prep time: 5 minutes

Yields: 1 serving

Ingredients: ½ scoop chocolate protein powder 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 6 ounces almond milk 6 ounces brewed cold coffee 1 cup ice

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

The Balanced Berry

Green Smoothie Bowl

What better way to get a serving of greens than to hide it in a 'grammable smoothie bowl? Don't worry, it tastes just as great in a commute-friendly cup.

Recipe author: The Balanced Berry

Prep time: 5 minutes

Yields: 1 serving

Ingredients: 1 cup milk of choice ½ frozen banana 2 cups spinach ½ cup ice 1 teaspoon chia seeds 1 scoop protein powder (optional) 1 teaspoon honey

Toppings: Chopped fruit, coconut, granola, nuts, seeds

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Jar of Lemons

Sweet Potato Kale Hash

If you were scrolling through this list of healthy breakfast recipes wondering, "But where's the kale?!"—don't worry, we got you. You can cook this nourishing mix and enjoy throughout the week or break it out to impress brunch guests.

Recipe author: Jar of Lemons

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Yields: 3 servings

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 sweet potatoes 4 cups baby kale 3 eggs

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Simple Green Moms

Avocado Toast

Avocado toast for breakfast may not be groundbreaking, but how could we round up the best healthy breakfast recipes and not include it? Easy to make, even easier to Instagram.

Recipe author: Simple Green Moms

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Yields: 1 serving

Ingredients: 2 eggs, sunny side up 2 slices bread 1 avocado 1 teaspoon lime juice Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

The Natural Nurterer

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

The perfect recipe for when you just can't with overnight oats, but still don't have time to cook in the morning.

Recipe Author: The Natural Nurterer

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Yields: 2 servings

Ingredients: 1½ cups full-fat coconut milk ⅓ cup pumpkin puree 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.